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Elvis Impersonator Who Married Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Says He Almost Turned The Pair Away

Elvis Impersonator Who Married Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Says He Almost Turned The Pair Away

The Elvis impersonator at the centre of 2022's hottest celebrity wedding so far has revealed he almost turned the couple away.

The Elvis impersonator at the centre of 2022's hottest celebrity wedding so far has revealed he almost turned Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker away when they asked him to perform their Vegas marriage.

In a spur-of-the-moment drunken decision, the couple decided to tie the knot at a Las Vegas chapel following last weekend's Grammys, and were insistent that they wouldn't say 'I do' unless Elvis was in the building.

Now, the man who played the role of the King has spoken about his experience marrying two of Hollywood's most famous faces, letting slip that he almost prevented the ceremony from happening at all.

Kourtney and Travis in front of Elvis.
@kourtneykardashian/Instagram

Dean Diamond admitted that when he received the 2am phone call asking for his services, he initially said no, before realising some important details that convinced him to go ahead with the wedding.

"I almost changed my mind I said, 'I don't know if that's too late because I've got weddings the next day'," Diamond, 69, told The Sun.

He changed his mind, however, when a representative for the couple apparently told him: "We'll sweeten the pot, we'll give you more money, it's going to be a celebrity."

The couple - referred to by some as Kravis - are thought to have paid around $600 (£459) extra to secure their very own Elvis officiator, on top of the $199 (£152) fee to hire out the chapel.

Incredibly, Diamond didn't actually find out who he'd be marrying until the pair walked through the door, as he revealed he'd heard rumours it was going to be Bruno Mars, or Kardashian's sister Khloe.

He recalled: "I talked to them, I said, 'We're gonna do two songs. You're gonna do the Elvis vows.'

"They didn't have any vows of their own.

"They had rings on already. So we did the ring ceremony together."

And while the marriage may have been an impromptu decision, after spending time with the couple Diamond said there was no doubt in his mind as to their commitment to each other.

He said: "Their speech was extremely clear and Travis is looking at her, you know like the way I look at my wife."

"He wasn't saying as much as her, but he was speaking with his eyes, the way he was looking at her like, 'Wow, I get to marry you.'"

As Kardashian confirmed in her Instagram post revealing the news, the pair were wed without a licence, meaning their marriage is not legal under US law.

But Diamond argues that the paperwork doesn't really matter, saying: "They don't have legal papers, but when two hearts are joined together in holy matrimony and when they really love each other, to me, it's a marriage.

"And in the old days they didn't have paperwork."

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@kourtneykardash

Topics: Kardashians, Celebrity

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